Huge car recall to fix airbag safety - Impact of sanctions on Russia - Training African tax officials
Business Brief 05/20/2015
Washington has slapped sanctions on another 81 Russian companies as a result of Moscow's role in the Ukraine conflict . Among those facing bans are chipmakers, shipyards, gas firms, and a bridge builder.
Turkey has moved to counter a Russian embargo on certain Turkish products with a sharp increase on tariffs for Russian grain. Yet Ankara denies it has placed a ban on imports from Moscow.
In a telephone discussion, the leaders of Germany and the US discussed conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine, relations with Russia and the importance of NATO. Trump had spoken earlier with President Putin.
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